Feels Like Home And Gingerbread And Peppermint Sneak Peeks

by Joanne James26. July 2021 08:00

Happy Monday everyone! I had a little extra crafting time at the weekend so to start the week I have not one, but two cards that were inspired by some current challenges. My first card is using Amy's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week and I'm also linking up over at Time Out where the code word is 'hungry' and at Christmas Craft Creations where their theme is 'anything goes':


I didn't let myself be put off by Amy's diagonal lines and decided that some festive gingerbread was in order - take a look:


My card features two of the designs in the Gingerbread & Peppermint designer series paper set from the upcoming mini catalogue - the gingerbread cookies are cut out of one of the papers (the sentiment is from a retired set):


This suite makes me hungry just looking at it - I mean, is it too early to start baking gingerbread in July?!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on this project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

My second card uses the colours over at Color Throwdown and I went across the top row of Paper Craft Crew's tic-tac-toe board with trees/diecut/watercolour:


Following my AYSI team mate Amy's fabulous watercolour using this stamp set, I was itching to have a go at creating with a stamp called 'feels Like Home' that will be free with a £45 purchase in the upcoming Sale-A-Bration promotion. I though the Color Throwdown colours had a lovely Mediterranean feel to them, so I had visions of holiday isles as I watercoloured my simple scene. I added a sentiment cut with one of the label dies in another new set, Harvest Dies:


This set so reminds me of summer holidays abroad; such a distant memory, but whilst my own garden doesn't look anywhere near as Mediterranean, it is my happy place so will be just fine until we are able to truly travel far and wide again.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on this project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I hope you are enjoying my sneak-peek shares - I can't believe I'm feeling so in the festive zone when it's so warm and sunny outside, but the temptation of a box of new goodies is too much to resist!

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Comments (8) -

Amy O'Neill
Amy O'NeillUnited States
7/26/2021 7:09:43 PM #

I love both of these, Joanne! They are different styles and you do both beautifully! It's always a treat to see you in the FMS gallery!

7/27/2021 7:39:46 AM #

Two fabulous cards! I absolutely love our card with the Christmas cookies, the sketch you used works super well and that red designer paper gives very festive feel. A very detailed, beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
7/27/2021 12:01:19 PM #

Joanne, you've shown off both stamp sets beautifully.  I just got the catalog from my demonstrator last Sunday and have been having a fabulous time perusing it - and I think you've just put these sets at the top of my list!  Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

VickyUnited Kingdom
7/27/2021 6:17:50 PM #

I love seeing your sneak peeks Joanne! What diverse styles you've showcased! Love these cards. I also had no idea Sale-a-bration happens twice a year these days so I guess I've learned something new today! Vicky x

Jan Musselman
Jan MusselmanUnited States
7/28/2021 1:02:12 AM #

Both cards are fabulous Joanne! But I think the watercolor steals the show. Thanks for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
7/28/2021 7:54:09 AM #

Those wee mittens and star look good enough to eat! The way you've coloured them really adds depth. And I really love your SAB card. I didn't see the potential of this little set to begin with but I did add it to my order - so glad I did!

Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)
Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)Finland
7/29/2021 8:11:30 AM #

Fantastic cards. Those Christmas cookies look incredible, and definitely make me hungry! Thank you for joining us at <a href=https://christmas-craft-creations.blogspot.com/>; Christmas Craft Creations</a> - <a href=thejoyfulsoulcreates.wordpress.com/.../Lady Joyful</a>, DT

Michelle Bell
Michelle BellCanada
8/4/2021 10:32:32 PM #

Beautiful Christmas card and love the Kraft paper!  So glad you joined us for our ATG Challenge at CCC!

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